OBITUARY

Gerald C Enderli

January 21, 1941January 7, 2019

Gerald Curtis “Buddy” Enderli, 77 of Montgomery, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 7, 2019. Buddy was born to Arno John Enderli and Pauline Rebecca Eason on January 21, 1941.

Buddy took on his responsibility at an early age, taking odd jobs polishing shoes and working as a bag boy in grocery stores to take care of him and his sister. In his younger days Buddy started his Army Training at Fort Chaffee, Company A Third Battalion. Starting in December 1, 1958 and graduating February 6, 1959. Buddy married the love of his life in 1976 Barbara Sue Enderli. Buddy worked as an entrepreneur from owning a used car lot to in his later years a Bar B Que Stand on Interstate 45 in Madisonville. His last place of employment was working and making friends at Brookshire Brothers in Madisonville, Texas. Then he decided it was time to retire and take care of his Brother in Law, Dale Scroggins. They basically took care of each other. After retiring he picked up Leather Works making beautiful belts, handbags, holsters and other leather products. To all that new Buddy he will be missed dearly.

Buddy is preceded by his wife Barbara Sue Enderli, parents Arno John Enderli and Pauline Rebecca Eason, granddaughter Michelle Enderli and brother Henry “Peanut” Noack sister, Barbara Jean Scroggins.

Buddy is survived by his children Brenda Gengo and husband Rodney, Robbie Maxwell, Michael Enderli and wife Kathleen “Sissy”, grandchildren Ashly Tyson, Nathan Tyson, Haley Gengo, James Enderli , Jennifer Higgins, great-grandchildren Wade and Dahyla Tyson and Nolan Higgins, sisters, Dana Williams and Rebecca Washington, special friend of 15 years, Meagan his miniature Pincher.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Dale Scoggins for being there for Buddy in the later years and Brenda Gengo for taking him into her home in his last final days. He was happy and reflected that many times with appreciation for being around family that showed him so much care and love.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, January 14, 2018 at Brookside Funeral Home from 1pm to 2pm, the funeral service will follow. The committal will be at Brookside Memorial Park following the funeral service.

  • FAMILY

  • Brenda Gengo and husband Rodney, Robbie Maxwell and Michael Enderli and wife Kathleen "Sissy", Children and their Spouses
  • Ashly Tyson, Nathan Tyson, Haley Gengo, James Enderli, Jennifer Higgins, Grandchildren
  • Wade and Dahyla Tyson and Nolan Higgins, Great-Grandchildren
  • Dana Williams and Rebecca Washington, Sisters
  • Barbara Sue Enderli, Wife
  • Michelle Enderli, Granddaughter
  • Henry "Peanut" Noack, Brother
  • Barbara Jean Scroggins, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ashly Tyson, Active Pallbearer
  • Nathan Tyson, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Enderli, Active Pallbearer
  • James Enderli, Active Pallbearer
  • Rodney Gengo, Active Pallbearer
  • Chris Gengo, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, January 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

Gerald C Enderli

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Rodney Gengo

January 14, 2019

Buddy was a great Father in Law. He was a generous and giving person. I don't think he never met a stranger. Whoever Buddy would meet he would carry on a conversation with them as if he new them for years. I never heard him say anything bad about anyone. The last few months he was with us was great. I call him the Seal a Meal guru. He had a billion single seal a meal packets in the freezer. He had this old seal a meal machine that sounded like it was on the last leg, but he would run that thing until I thought it was going to fall apart. We made a bunch of breakfast burritos one day and sealed up 35 individual packages of burritos. He wouldn't use our machine because it left to much waist from the seal to the edge. The little packages he did was neat and perfect with about a quarter inch of waist. I would be working on something outside and even though he was short of breath he always offered to help along with a comment that he would probably be more in the way. No Buddy I got it taken care of but thanks. He loved his sweets. We were looking for his social security card and in the night stand was 3 big gallon zip lock bags. One full of Oreos, one full of mixed candies and one with cupcakes. He had a set schedule and stuck to it from his football games, news to certain time for eating dinner, He would have to drink 3 Milwaukee's Best beers before he would eat dinner. He quit that after he got out of the hospital in November. Buddy along with his conversations will truly be missed. We love you Buddy!

Ashly Tyson

January 13, 2019

Part 2.
I remember grandpas 77th bday and how happy he was. I had planned the entire thing by myself, from the food and cakes to the decorations and family. He told me how happy that I did this for him and how he hasn’t had a birthday like this in years. However, he was just more excited to see his kids, grandchildren and great grandkids.

Grandpa was very resilient through his entire life, even right up until the very end. Nothing could keep him down and whatever life would throw at him, he would just stay positive and just keep trucking.

One regret my grandpa had was selling his 1977 el camino with the red Buick interior and a deep Burgundy paint job that would just sparkle, that my dad (Jody Tyson) built and painted. He would just tell stories about how grandpa and grandma would just cruise around in it and the adventures he had.

Grandpa had a lot of advice and knowledge and I could go on and on talking about him. But I will stop at this bit of advice he told me. He said “Take care of your body now, because when you get older it catches up with you at the end”. Then he would go on talking about how he wished he could have a new body. So grandpa as you’re cruising around in your 1977 el Camino with grandma by your side I hope y’all will have more adventures and more stories to tell when met up with you down the road. I love you very much and I will always miss you. I am happy that you’re in a better place now.

Ashly Tyson

January 13, 2019

What can I say about grandpa, or as my mom and everyone else would call him “Buddy”. He had a full life, filled with adventures, great stories and exciting experiences. I feel that I knew him best, even though he was only in my entire life until he passed away which would be about 35 years. However, through my years that I have known him, he would always surprise me with more things I didn’t know about him. But a few thing that he loved was his family, chocolates and sweets, books, his independence, conversations, being a die hard republican, being a pool shark, watching sports especially football, country music, his 1977 el Camino and his Milwaukee’s best.

While I was in the military I wasn’t able to come home as I would like. However, I would still call and check in on grandpa to see how he was doing and what is going on in his life. I would constantly feel sad and ashamed what he told me. “You’re the only one who calls and checks in on me, grandson”. For months no one would call and talk to him. But, I knew what he was saying, I also experienced this while I was in the military. So I did whatever I could to not make him feel alone and forgotten. We would talk for hours about life, love, cars/trucks, share stories and talk about what the hell is wrong with the world today. One of his most memorable sayings is “common sense isn’t that common anymore” and I was agreed.

I remember while I was stationed in Korea I came home on my mid tour and paid him a visit. I also came bring gifts, and I fixed up his living room with a nice recliner and a tv. I felt proud of myself to help give him a better way of life. He told me how happy this has made him and how he never really used his living room and how he just used his bedroom, kitchen and decks. But now he has a place for company to come and hangout in. Which made me think of how simple grandpas life is and yet he still would like company. As much as he was independent, he cherished the moments he spent with his family

Chris Gengo

January 13, 2019

I am Chris Gengo. The son of Rodney Gengo and step son of Brenda Gengo. However, that technicality has no bearing on us all as a family. Buddy is family. I was happy to do what I could to assist in bringing him to their home and look in upon him in their abscence. He has always greeted me welcomly and caries on conversation as if there was no separation from our families. In the short time I’ve known him I can say he was an honest and great man. I feel for his passing and know that given the man I’ve gotten to know him to be, he is in a better place. I understand the impact he had on the Tyson family and can understand their grief with the time I’ve gotten to know him. He goes with God now and believe he knows he was loved by all. Rest in piece Buddy.

Debbie Crum

January 13, 2019

He LOVED YOUR MOTHER...My sister thats why I lived him so much...He was a giver and would help when we were down and out...He loved animals and he loved you kids..and his gkids. Buddy was funny..loved to laugh...made your mom laugh and showed her a life she would have never seen on her own....He loved to pick out her clothes and do her makeup and show her off in vegas. I loved him!

Debbie Crum

January 13, 2019

He LOVED YOUR MOTHER... My sister thats why I love ed him so much...He was a giver and would help when we were down and out...He loved animals and he loved you kids..and his gkids. Buddy was funny..loved to laugh...made your mom laugh and showed her a life she would have never seen on her own....He loved to pick out her clothes and do her makeup and show her off in vegas. I loved him! He will be missed!!!

Debbie Crum

January 13, 2019

He LOVED YOUR MOTHER... My sister, thats why I loved him so much...He was a giver and would help when we were down and out...He loved animals and he loved you kids..and he loved his gkids. Buddy was funny..loved to laugh...made your mom laugh and showed her a life she would have never seen on her own....He loved to pick out her clothes and do her makeup and show her off in vegas. I loved him! He will be missed!

Debbie Crum

January 13, 2019

He LOVED YOUR MOTHER...thats why I loved him so much...He was a giver and would help when we were down and out...He loved animals and he loved you kids..and he especially loved his gkids. Buddy was funny..loved to laugh...made your mom laugh and showed her a life she would have never seen on her own....He loved to pick out her clothes and do her makeup and show her off in vegas. I loved him! He will be missed!

Kathleen Enderli

January 13, 2019

Buddy, You will be missed dearly. I was proud to be your daughter-in-law. Thank you for calling me back when information gave you my number because if you had not. I would have never gotten to hear your voice when I told you who I was that I was married to your son Michael you had grandson James. When you held Jennifer after she was born how proud you had granddaughter. You were so proud all your grandkids. I loved watching you, Michael, James & Jennifer playing pool when we visited. Thank you for spending time teaching James how work with leather. The two of you making belt together. Then giving him leather business so he can carry on what you taught him. I am great full you got meet your great grandson Nolan held him. You was an amazing man. We loved you dearly and miss you. Rest In Peace Buddy.

Nathan Tyson

January 13, 2019

Grandpa I will miss you so much, I will miss getting to play pool with you, cuz you always beat me ! Lol Coming to visit with you, I wish I had the chance to hug your neck one last time an tell you how much you mean to me!

FROM THE FAMILY